Getting Started

How to start your family tree

Just starting out on your family tree and not sure where to start? Read our growing collection of online guides, hints and tips, to help you take those first steps on your family history journey.

Don't miss the digital guide How To Start Your Family Tree – available to download now.

How To Start Your Family Tree is an interactive beginners guide giving you everything you need to get started with tracing your family history and discovering your ancestors. This collected edition of beginner features, previously published in Family Tree, is packed full of expert tips, how-to advice and lots of ideas for starting your family tree from scratch and writing up your family history.

Tracing your family history is a hobby which will give you many years of enjoyment, and with our expert tips, it’s easy to get started today.

Find how to get started in creating your own family tree, following your family back through time. ...

12/02/2018

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Find out which family tree chart is best for you, whatever stage you’re at with your family history research, with ...

12/08/2019

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Start your family tree today with our expert advice on things you'll need to get going ...

17/07/2019

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Read our handy family history gift guide for this Father's Day ...

22/05/2019

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Stuck on your family history? ...

01/04/2019

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24/03/2019

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19/03/2019

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These free downloadable family history sheets go with the 10 top family history projects in the April 2019 issue ...

04/03/2019

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Mothers are known to be the strongest people alive, and quite rightly too! Even before we are born, our mothers ...

05/02/2019

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Follow the steps below and you’ll soon be enjoying your first issue of Family Tree to your chosen device (mobile, ...

05/02/2019

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Would you like to start a family tree and find your ancestors but don’t have much to go in the way of names and ...

10/12/2018

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Discover how to make the most of an online search for your ancestors with Ancestry's top name variants tips. ...

08/10/2018

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